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India election

Modi charms China, but at arm's length

Indian PM lures Chinese money while using Western powers to keep neighbor at bay

NEW DELHI -- India Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to demonstrate deft diplomacy on the international front amid crucial parliamentary elections at home.

Modi's astute approach has been especially notable in his handling of China, meeting repeatedly with Chinese President Xi Jinping to lure investment while launching a security dialogue with Australia, Japan and the U.S.

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